In the dancing path of the 5Rhythms®, "God, Sex and the Body" is an initiation into being an embodied soul. It is a deeply personal journey, a celebration like no other, a ritual for the hot and holy you.
It's a call to stretch our imaginations and move through a spectrum of feminine and masculine archetypes, to dress them up, get inside them and give them expression. No one else can embody your soul, project your magic or have your specific curiosity. Part lover, part artist, part god, we were born to rock the world and feel our way into each others hearts. This workshop liberates and inspires us to emerge a bit more fascinated with each other and the mystery of it all.
Artist and 5Rhythms teacher Liz Collier will compliment the beautiful St. John's Church space with her art work throughout the four days. More on Liz here. See a snapshot of Dance Limerick's St. John's Church here.
It is Halloween/Samhain time, no better time to be moving in Ireland
Oct 31st - 12pm to 7pm
Nov 1st - 12pm to 7pm
Nov 2nd - 11am to 5pm & 8pm to 11pm (party)
Nov 3rd - 11am to 5pm
About Alex Mackay
Alex Mackay has been teaching 5Rhythms for over 2 decades and is known for light and depth in her teaching, using few well chosen words, and opening a sense of wonder. She is embodied, energetic and creative.
This workshop is a prerequisite for the Teacher’s Training
"God, Sex and the Body is and always will be a profound and integral part of the 5Rhythms® curriculum. It has personally informed my way of being, my teaching style, and, most deeply, my acceptance of who I am and who I am not."
"I grew up at a time of the battle of the sexes, patriarchy being questioned as it is in a new wave now, not exactly harmonious between the masculine and feminine around me, but my parents were going to call me Alex either way and I love that feeling that I can connect to both. My creative self always led the way, finding relief and freedom when dancing and drawing - and although the body is my medium, using imagination and sculpting the mysterious have always attracted me just as much. I want it all - no divide between spirit and flesh, between the masculine and feminine within.. the lover to have desire and find beauty in many moments, the seeker to naturally connect to inspiration and devotion, the artist to design and take care of a life full of these riches."
"For 25 years I've witnessed Alex Mackay as a dedicated embodiment of all the maps of our 5Rhythms mandala. In her committed practice, a willingness to continue moving, exploring and seeing herself through the deep awareness of her own rhythms. In her teaching, a lyrical playfulness delivered with mystery, creativity, and maturity. The more we co-created along her path studying our God, Sex, & the Body maps, the deeper my respect has grown for Alex's embodied presence of the shapeshifter -- a soul dancing without attachment and with intention to unearth the uniqueness and balance of nurture and action, of fascination and adventure, of intuition and integrity."
Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space
Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at